We loved it so much that we had to talk with the artist herself and got the scoop on her inspiration, her drawings, and more!
Roberta even gave us a first look at one drawing she’s never posted — Fifth Harmony‘s Billboard cover!
“I did it for a project that a Brazilian Fan Club made [and] it took me 3 to 4 days to make,” she tells us of the art.
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JJJ: Are you a professional artist? Or is this a hobby?
Roberta Gomes: I’m currently working as a freelancer Illustrator, so yes! I’m studying Graphic Design!
JJJ Do you live in Brazil?
RG: Yes, I’m Brazilian and I live in Indaiatuba, São Paulo, Brazil
JJJ: Why did you choose Fifth Harmony, but mostly Lauren as your subject?
RG: I was always into all kinds of art since I was a kid but I really started to take art serious in 2015 when I was 20 to 21 and the best way to improve is to draw what you love, so that’s when Lauren and Fifth Harmony inspired me, but mostly Lauren as you can see and I think it is because I could relate more to her personality, style and all that suff. Then my art started to reach more and more people and last year I had the chance to work with Fifth Harmony for a Poster and Merch Illustration for the 7/27 Tour 2016. Was insane!
JJJ: Have you met Lauren? She’s clearly a huge fan, how does that make you feel?
RG: Yes I did! Last year, when they were here in Brazil for the South America tour, Lauren gave me a Meet and Greet so I had the chance to meet all of the girls too. She is incredible and right after that she messaged me telling that she was so glad we got to meet! I couldn’t have a better idol and muse in my life!
JJJ: Your work is female-driven and powerful. How you got started with that and why it’s important to you?
RG: I really love to draw women, almost all of my illustrations have a female figure or a personal female idol that I look up to. That inspires me not just to create art but as a person and I feel like there’s so much that artists can create with the power, sensuality and sensibility of a woman. As a woman in the art and design industry these days I feel that it’s important to support this idea.
JJJ: What are you most looking forward to in 2017 professionally?
RG: I’m looking forward to some works that came my way early this month. They involve merch. I’ll keep focusing on my studies and keep learning new things to make art for those who appreciate it.